Laboratory

Press Leaders

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Standard Bench Manual Presses for Laboratory Use from Carver, Inc.

Heated Lab Presses with Digital Temperature Controls and Safety Shields in Varying Capacities


These Carver manually heated bench top lab presses have digital temperature controls and safety shields and are available in 7.5, 12, 25 and 30 ton capacities and two and four post configurations. They are used for molding, laminating, embossing and bonding of various materials in a laboratory setting.


NOTE: Pictures shown with both analog gauge and digital gauge. Standard manual presses come with analog gauge. Digital gauges available upon request. Consult factory for details. Please click on the images below for more information on that specific press model.

Model 4386 heated lab press. Model 4122 manual, heated bench top lab presses in 7.5, 12, 25 and 30 ton capacities. Model 4126 heated lab presses for laminating, embossing, molding and bonding.
5420 4386 4122 4126
Model 4128 heated, manual, bench top lab press from Carver. Model 3856 manual bench top lab press. Model 4386 heated lab press.
4120 4128 3856 3690 & 3693 

Calibration Options Available

Force calibration (p/n 1525.00001) by instruments traceable to NIST are available for new equipment and new gauges. Temperature calibration (p/n 1525.00003) also available for new equipment. For existing equipment/gauges, please contact our Service Department to set up a Return Authorization Number by calling 260-563-7577, ext. 5238 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details.

Catalog Number 3690 5420 4386 4120 4122 4123 4389 3856 4126 3693 4128 4129
Model 7.5-15 Mini CH CH 12-10H 12-12H 12-12H,C MH,C 25-12H 25-12H,C 25-15 30-12H 30-12-2H
Old Press Number 3736   2086 3725 & 2625  2697 & 2625 3377 & 2729 2089 2518 2730 3737 2699 & 2629 2731
Clamping Force: U.S. Tons 7.5 12 12 12 12 12 25 25 25 25 30 30
Clamping Force: (lb) 15,000 24,000 24,000 24,000 24,000 24,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 60,000 60,000
Max. Temperature (°F) 650° 650° 650° 650° 650° 650° 650° 650° 650° 650° 650° 650°
Platens (in) 15 x 15 6 x 6 6 x 6 10 x 7 12 x 12 12 x 12 9 x 9 12 x 12 12 x 12 15 x 15 12 x 12 12 x 12
Ram Stroke (in) 5.1 5.1 5.1 5.1 5.1 5.125 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.5 6 6
Daylight Opening (in) 5 0 to 4 0 to 15 0 to 9 0 to 10 2 @ 2.5 2 @ 3 0 to 9.5 2 @ 3 5 0 to 12 2 @ 3
Overall Size w x d (in) 32 x 28 19 x 16 19 x 16 26 x 18 29 x 27 29 x 27 23 x 24 29 x 27 29 x 27 32 x 28 32 x 27 32 x 27
Height (in) 30 25 39 39 44 46 38 42 46 35 46 46
Weight (lb) 900 225 300 420 770 1,062 450 805 1,065 1,200 835 1,100